Parenting Styles and Practices of Latino Parents and Latino Fifth Graders’ Academic, Cognitive, Social, and Behavioral OutcomesHispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences (2014)
A vast literature documents a host of advantages conferred upon middle class European American children whose parents employ an authoritative style of parenting, including enhanced academic achievement and positive behavioral outcomes. The literature is much less clear about the relationship between parental authority style and child outcomes in other cultural contexts. In this study, we examined the relations among authoritative, authoritarian, and permissive parenting styles and practices and several academic and behavioral outcomes among fifth grade Latino/a students. We found significant positive relations between parental authoritativeness and grades, academic engagement, social competence, self-regulation, and perspective-taking as well as negative relations between authoritativeness and aggression. We found no relations between authoritarian or permissive parenting styles and child outcomes. We consider these findings in light of what other researchers have posited about collectivist parenting styles and practices.
- parenting styles,
- academic outcomes,
- behavioral outcomes,
Publication DateMay, 2014
Citation InformationJohn J. Jabagchourian, Nadia Sorkhabi, Wendy Quach and Amy Strage. "Parenting Styles and Practices of Latino Parents and Latino Fifth Graders’ Academic, Cognitive, Social, and Behavioral Outcomes" Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences Vol. 36 Iss. 2 (2014) p. 175 - 194 ISSN: 0739-9863
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